Can You See Magic Eye Pictures?

If you’ve ever walked through a mall you probably know what magic eye pictures are. If not, they are those crazy images that are lots of colors and patterns, but at first glance look like nothing at all.

Until you stare at them.

Then “magically” they start to appear almost three dimensional and you can see numbers, shapes, figures, and even landscapes. But some people can’t see them at all, no matter how long they stare at them. Why?

Well, according to an article on the popular website Mental Floss, author Matt Soniak explains what we eye care professionals already know: problems with your eyes and how they work both with each other and with your brain can make it impossible for you to see the “magic” image.

What might affect how you see the magic image?
  • A misalignment of the eyes
  • A very dominant eye
  • Astigmatism, cataracts or other eye problem
  • Blindness on one eye

There could be lots of other reasons why you can’t see the magic images. If you are worried about your vision and would like to have your eyes examined, contact us or click here to Request an Appointment with Lang Family Eye Care.

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